Journal of the House of Lords Volume 30, 1760-1764. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Anno 1o Georgii Tertii.
DIE Jovis, 8o Octobris.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury declared in the House, "That His Majesty had caused a Writ to be issued, under the Great Seal, for the further Prorogation of the Parliament."
And the same was read, by the Clerk, as follows:
Parliament prorogued by Writ.
"George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; To Our Well-beloved and Faithful the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers, of Our Kingdom of Great Britain; and to Our Beloved and Faithful the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and Commissioners for Shires and Boroughs, of Our said Kingdom, called and chosen to Our Parliament, to be begun and held, at Our City of Westminster, the Eighth Day of October next; and to every of you; Greeting. Whereas, for certain arduous and urgent Affairs, concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did ordain the said Parliament to be begun and held, at the aforesaid City, on the Nineteenth Day of May last past, and did command you, by Our several Writs, to be present at the City and Day aforesaid, to treat, consent, and conclude, about those Things which in Our said Parliament then and there should be proposed and treated of: And whereas We, by Our Writ, for certain Causes and Considerations Us thereunto especially moving, have thought fit to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the same Nineteenth Day of May unto the Second Day of July last past; and from thence, by another Writ, unto the Third Day of September Instant; and from thence, by another Writ, to the Eighth Day of October next; so that neither you, nor any of you, should be held or obliged to appear on the said Days at the said City, being willing that you and every of you be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom; and, by the same Writ, We lately commanded you and every of you to appear and be personally present on the said Eighth Day of October next, at the City aforesaid, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things which in Our said Parliament should happen to be ordained: Nevertheless, for certain Causes and Considerations Us hereunto especially moving, We have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parliament, from the said Eighth Day of October next, unto the Third Day of November next following, so that neither you nor any of you should be held or obliged to appear on the said Eighth Day of October next at the aforesaid City; We will, therefore, that you, and every of you, be wholly discharged as to Us therefrom; commanding, and by the Tenor of these Presents strictly requiring, you, and every of you, and all others whom this may concern, that you, and every of you, do personally appear and be present, on the said Third Day of November, at Our said City of Westminster, to treat, do, act, and conclude, upon those Things, which in Our said Parliament, by the common Council of Our said Kingdom (by God's Assistance), shall happen to be ordained.
"Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the Twentyfourth Day of September, in the First Year of Our Reign.
"By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand.
"Yorke & Yorke."